Nautical Striped Dress

Added Aug 3, 2010

by olya

Chicago, Illinoi...

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Description

The basic pattern for this dress is from “Stylish Dress Book 2” (ISBN 978-4-579-11226-5), model D. I lengthened the sleeves to add cuffs, added cuff fasteners and front and side pockets. This dress is heavily “inspired” by the Steven Alan Perry dress from this summer’s collection.

Material Notes

Linen cotton blend purchased from DenverFabrics.com

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Casual
Material
Cotton, Linen, Rayon, Shirting

Credits

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Fabric
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    Aug 3, 2010, 07.35 PMby olya

    Thanks! It is very comfy. The only thing I would advise is to choose a fabric that’s not stiff at all (this one is a bit stiff and only looks good with a belt). I love Japanese pattern books as well, I just wish I could find a good source for fabrics like the ones they use for their models.

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      Aug 4, 2010, 10.38 PMby marie emily

      good tip. i’ve made the ‘too-thick’ fabric mistake with japanese patterns at least once before. so many styles are boxy/baggy, you gotta watch out. i wish i could find a shop that sells the pretty fabric they use, too!

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    Aug 3, 2010, 06.22 PMby marie emily

    great fabric choice. i’m kind of addicted to japanese pattern books. i think i’ll have to try this one. it looks so comfy.

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